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Sunday, 07 December 2014 - 20:23
Merkel condemns Russia 'interfering' in Eastern Europe
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has accused Russia of interfering in the affairs of Eastern European countries seeking closer ties with the EU.

In an interview Merkel said Russia was "creating problems" for Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine.

Last month Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a "strategic partnership" agreement with Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia, drawing strong criticism from Nato and the EU.

In the interview,Merkel also accused Moscow of trying to make countries in the western Balkans economically and politically dependent on Russia in order to gain influence there.
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